On behalf of the Programming Committee and the Board of Directors of the CRS, I am truly delighted to invite you to join us for the 47th Annual Meeting of the Controlled Release Society that will be held virtually (from the comfort of your own home or office) from June 28th – July 1st, 2020. This year, we have agreed upon the theme: “2020 Vision for Global Impact”, and we will be featuring an impressive set of speakers including Nobel Laureates, Academic thought leaders and Industry game changers that will cast a vision of the future of our field in the areas of drug delivery, material science, pharmaceutics, bioengineering, consumer and diversified products, and veterinary science.

The Virtual Meeting format is a highly convenient way to view all of our exciting programming from either the comfort of your own home or office, with no travel and travel-related expenses! We also have some exciting surprises for those attending the Virtual Meeting, so you do NOT want to miss it.

Your presence at this year’s virtual conference is an indication that you are committed to making a positive difference in creating the future of delivery science and technology by sharing scientific knowledge covering new technologies and science in the multi-disciplinary delivery field with colleagues from around the world. Meanwhile, I’m here to help you. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Steve Little, PhD, Program Chair
William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Immunology, Ophthalmology and The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh